• From Tamasha to Highway: Five times when Imtiaz Ali stunned us with breathing taking locations through his movies 21 Feb 2020 17:39 Imtiaz Ali is widely known for adding a particular charm to his movies and treating fans to refreshing songs through his movies. He is one of those filmmakers who can transport audiences to another world with the interesting yet simple plots of movies and …
  • India Set to Stage an Epic Show, With Trump as the Star 21 Feb 2020 17:09 AHMEDABAD, India — The roads are a hive of activity: women hoisting buckets of sand, road crews laying down fresh tar, an army of sweepers attacking debris and a new wall going up in front of a slum, apparently to hide it from passers-by. President Trump …
  • Ranji Roundup: Unadkat strikes twice; Guj in command 21 Feb 2020 16:39 IMAGE: Odisha state players appeal for a wicket during the second quarter-final of Ranji Trophy match against Bengal, in Cuttack. Photograph: PTI A dogged century by Chirag Jani (121 off 297 balls, 12x4s) and his 157-run seventh-wicket partnership with …
  • Jammu and Kashmir: 6 drug peddlers arrested, over 61 kg poppy straw seized 21 Feb 2020 16:15
  • Build underground bunkers, demand Kupwara sarpanchs 21 Feb 2020 16:05 Feb 21, 2020 (MENAFN via COMTEX) -- (MENAFN - IANS) By Zaffar Iqbal Srinagar, Feb 21 (IANS) Continued shelling from Pakistan is taking a heavy toll on the residents of Karnah Kupwara because the government has been dilly dialling on the construction …
  • Bollywood's first gay romantic comedy banned in UAE 21 Feb 2020 15:59 NEW DELHI, Feb 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A major Bollywood gay film has been banned in the conservative United Arab Emirates (UAE), home to a sizeable South Asian community, the director said on Friday as his new movie hit theatres in India. Touted …
  • Mild tremors felt in Assam, Meghalaya, Bangladesh border 21 Feb 2020 15:52 Image Source : AP Mild tremors felt in Assam, Meghalaya, Bangladesh border Mild earthquakes with a magnitude 2.9 to 3.3 hit some parts of Assam, Meghalaya and bordering Bangladesh on Friday. There was no report of any damage or casualty, official said. An …
  • Three Overground Workers arrested in Jammu and Kashmir 21 Feb 2020 15:52 Three Overground Workers arrested in Jammu and Kashmir (representative image) Security forces on Friday arrested three overground workers of militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said. Three overground workers (OGWs) of militants …
  • Jaish-e-Mohammed associate held in Jammu & Kashmir 21 Feb 2020 15:52 Jaish-e-Mohammed associate held in Jammu & Kashmir  (representative image) An associate of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district, police said on Friday. Acting on a tip-off, a checkpoint was established at …
  • Review: Billy Joel and Itzhak Perlman masterful at Madison Square Garden  21 Feb 2020 15:41 New York - On February 20, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Billy Joel performed his monthly residency show at Madison Square Garden, with special guest violin virtuoso Itzhak Perlman. Joel kicked off his set with the catchy "Miami 2017 (Seen the Lights Go …
  • Another Bengaluru woman in trouble for demanding freedom for Kashmir 21 Feb 2020 15:37 Bengaluru: Less than 24 hours after a student activist Amulya Leona stunned a rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) by shouting ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ slogans, another Bengaluru woman was another for holding up a placard demanding liberation for …
  • Woman waves Muslim-Dalit-Kashmir placard 21 Feb 2020 15:16
  • CM Yediyurappa says student activist Amulya had Naxal links; Cong, JD(S) condemn pro-Pak sloganeering 21 Feb 2020 15:09 By Akshatha Rao BENGALURU: The opposition parties in Karnataka - the Congress and the JD(S) - have announced their support to the state government’s decision to arrest 19 year old activist Amulya Leona who raised pro-Pakistan slogan at anti-CAA protest in …
  • India to import palm oil from Bangladesh 21 Feb 2020 15:06 India has issued about 70 licences for importing about five lakh tonnes of refined palm oil from three countries -- Bangladesh, Nepal and Indonesia, sources said. On January 8, the Indian government put curbs on imports of refined palm oil from Malaysia …
  • Chinese Ambassador to EU briefs media on Coronavirus outbreak - Kashmir Watch 21 Feb 2020 14:40 KW report Brussels: H.E. Zhang Ming, the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to EU gave an in-detail briefing on COVID-19 (Coronavirus outbreak) to a huge gathering of media in Brussels Press Club on Tuesday evening. He said that the novel …
  • Afghan peace talks on right track, says PM 21 Feb 2020 14:27 –Imran says 2020 will be the year of economic recovery   ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday expressed his optimism about peace and stability in Afghanistan through a possible agreement between the United States and the Taliban, saying for the …
  • LLF kicks off at Alhamra, features talks on culture, literature 21 Feb 2020 14:26 LAHORE: The Eighth Edition of the annual three-day Lahore Literary Festival (LLF) kicked off on Friday at the Alhamra Arts Center in Lahore. The event began with the opening ceremony featuring the Founder and CEO LLF Razi Ahmed, the EU’s Ambassador to …
  • Another Bengaluru girl detained for holding ‘Free Kashmir’ placard 21 Feb 2020 13:34 Ardra Narayanan is a resident of Malleswaram in west Bengaluru. The Bengaluru Police detained a young woman for holding a placard that read “Kashmir Mukti, Dalit Mukti, Muslim Mukti” (Free Kashmir, free Dalit, free Muslim) at a protest called by Pro Hindu …
  • Mahashivratri: Kulbhushan Jadhav's parents offer prayers at Mumbai's Kashi Vishveshwar Mandir 21 Feb 2020 13:27 Image Source : ANI Mahashivratri: Kulbhushan Jadhav's parents offer prayers at Mumbai's Kashi Vishveshwar Mandir Parents of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is still in the custody of Pakistan on the false charge of being a spy, on Friday …
  • Biggest congregation witnessed at Shankracharya temple on Mahashivratri in Kashmir 21 Feb 2020 13:27 Biggest congregation witnessed at Shankracharya temple on Mahashivratri in Kashmir  Devotees thronged temples across Kashmir on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Friday, holding special prayers and paying obeisance since early morning. Amid the chants of …
  • Kashmir journalist wins Kate Webb Prize 21 Feb 2020 13:21 Freelance reporter Ahmer Khan was named the winner of the 2019 Agence France-Presse Kate Webb Prize yesterday for his coverage on the ground in India-controlled Kashmir during Delhi's lockdown of the region. The award, named after one of AFP's …
  • Ranji Knockouts: Gujarat in mammoth lead, Bengal on top vs Odisha, no play in Jammu 21 Feb 2020 13:19 Roosh Kalaria slammed his third first-class hundred as Gujarat remained in the driver's seat after reducing Goa to 46/2, still leading by 556 runs at stumps on Day 2 of the first Ranji Trophy quarterfinal here on Friday. Resuming on 330/4, …
  • Super sleuths take deep dive into 'shark arm' case 21 Feb 2020 13:15 James Smith's arm that was thrown up by a shark in the Coogee Aquarium in 1935.Now 85 years later, two former Sydney school teachers Phillip Roope and Kevin Meagher have unearthed new evidence from the police investigation and previously unseen photos …
  • Telangana MLA's sister goes missing, two kins found dead 21 Feb 2020 13:14 Image Source : FILE Telangana MLA's sister goes missing, two kins found dead  (REPRESENTATIVE PHOTO) Mystery shrouds the death of three relatives of a ruling TRS MLA as their highly decomposed bodies were found inside a car in a canal near here on …
  • 'Trump got his wall': Indian city rushes to beautify before visit 21 Feb 2020 13:13 “World’s largest democracy meets world’s oldest democracy” reads the welcome daubed in bright letters across a newly built wall in Ahmedabad. It will be a fleeting trip – lasting less than 36 hours – but Donald Trump’s arrival in India on Monday on his …
  • Disrupting normal life is a form of terrorism: Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan 21 Feb 2020 13:06 By PTI NEW DELHI: In an apparent reference to the Shaheen Bagh protesters, Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan on Friday said forcing opinion on others by disrupting normal life is a form of terrorism. "Aggression does not come in the form of violence …
  • What to keep in mind when personalising a digital image 21 Feb 2020 12:50 Written by Nishant Shah | Published: February 21, 2020 5:30:56 pm The stories told about us are going to be more than we can ever control, fathom, or keep up with. The joy of total surrender to the smart technologies around us is in the imagined utopia of …
  • Woman With " 21 Feb 2020 12:26 She was escorted out of the place as the organisers asked her to leave, police said Bengaluru: A day after pro-Pakistan slogans were raised by a protester at an anti-CAA event in Bengaluru, a young woman was taken away by the police on Friday for holding a …
  • Maha Shivratri 2020: Thousands of devotees throng Shiva temples across country to offer prayers 21 Feb 2020 12:12 Watch: Dressed up as ‘Lord Shiva’, Tej Pratap offers prayers at Patna’s temple In several parts of India, a sea of devotees throng temples of Lord Shiva on Friday (February 21) morning to offer prayers on the occasion of Maha Shivratri, a major event in …
  • 'Bam bam bole': Devotees throng temples to offer prayers on Mahashivratri in Kashmir 21 Feb 2020 12:11 Terrorists hurl grenade near bus stand in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore, 6 critically injured Devotees thronged temples across Kashmir on the occasion of Mahashivratri on Friday, February 21 holding special prayers and paying obeisance since early morning …
  • 'Black magic': Pak PM Imran Khan's ex-wife tweets poster; deletes it later 21 Feb 2020 11:52 Image Source : TWITTER 'Black magic': Pak PM Imran Khan's ex-wife tweets poster; deletes later Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's former wife Jemima Goldsmith, along with laughing emoticons, tweeted a Lollywood film poster featuring …
  • At Srinagar’s Sharika Devi temple: ‘Pandits were driven out, but those who stayed, survived thanks to Muslims’ 21 Feb 2020 11:39 Written by Yashee | Srinagar | Updated: February 21, 2020 4:02:33 pm Sharika Devi temple is dedicated to Jagdamba Sharika Bhagwati, considered the presiding deity of Srinagar. (Express Photo by Yashee.) Overlooking Srinagar is Hari Parbat, a hill home to a …
  • Woman detained in Bengaluru for holding 'Kashmir Mukti, Dalit Mukti' placard 21 Feb 2020 11:38 By PTI BENGALURU:  A day after pro-Pakistan slogans were raised by an agitator at an anti-CAA event here, a young woman was 'detained' on Friday for holding a "Kashmir Mukti (liberation), Dalit Mukti, Muslim Mukti" placard at a counter …
  • PM Imran says Afghan peace process moving in right direction 21 Feb 2020 10:58 by Staff Report , (Last Updated 4 seconds ago) ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said it is the first time that the Afghan peace process is moving in the right direction. In an interview with Belgian channel VRT, the prime minister maintained …
  • Rape accused who fled from Jammu and Kashmir police custody rearrested 21 Feb 2020 10:56 Image Source : FILE Rape accused who fled from Jammu and Kashmir police custody rearrested (representative photo) A rape accused who had escaped from a police station in Jammu district, has been nabbed from Samba, officials said on Monday. The 35-year old …
  • NEROCA FC edge Gokulam Kerala to move out from drop zone 21 Feb 2020 10:53 The Manipuri side got back to winning ways to keep their hopes of staying afloat in the league while Gokulam took a hit on their title chances NEROCA FC rallied back succesfully to clinch the five-goal thriller against Gokulam Kerala in an I-League 2019-20 …
  • Muslims in India rush to collect documents amid anxiety over citizen registry 21 Feb 2020 10:12 Ever since Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government passed a controversial citizenship law in December, many Indian Muslims have been in a state of heightened alert. The law has fueled anxiety that the government’s next step will be to conduct a long- …
  • Another B’luru girl held for ‘Free Kashmir’ placard 21 Feb 2020 10:11 Bengaluru, Feb 21 (IANS) Another Bengaluru woman was detained for allegedly holding a placard saying ‘Free Kashmir’ at a demonstration in the city to protest against the arrest of college student Amulya who had purportedly raised pro-Pakistan slogans at an …
  • People friendly anti-terror ops have yielded results in J-K: Lt Gen Dhillon 21 Feb 2020 09:57 SRINAGAR: The "remarkable" decrease in the number of local youths joining various militant groups in Jammu and Kashmir has been a result of Operation 'Maa' launched by the army, which also targeted the leaderships of outfits "in a …
  • Booked by anti-corruption bureau, senior government official suspended in Jammu and Kashmir 21 Feb 2020 07:57 By PTI JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has ordered suspension of the managing director of Handicrafts (Sales & Exports) Corporation, Jasvinder Singh Dua, who was booked by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) last year, officials said on Friday …
  • Bollywood legend attends wedding in Pakistan,... 21 Feb 2020 07:27 Bollywood veteran and politician Shatrughan Sinha has got the internet buzzing after a video of him at a wedding in Lahore, Pakistan, surfaced online.  According to reports and a local photographer's Instagram posts, the Indian actor was spotted …
  • Police chase danger driver jailed 21 Feb 2020 07:24 Thomas Rose, who is already in prison for burglary, was at the wheel of a stolen Fiat when it struck another car, causing serious injury to driver Kashmir Kaur whom doctors feared would die. The 22-year-old admitted an offence of causing serious injury by …
  • Kashmir Witnessing Unknown Virus; Children In Grip Of Viral Infection 21 Feb 2020 06:46 GBP Hospital is witness to heavy rush of viral infected children these days SRINAGAR – An unknown viral infection has gripped Kashmir Valley where everyday hun­dreds of children are being tak­en to different hospitals. However, doctors have ad­vised people …
  • Kashmir’s Upper Reaches Receive Fresh Snowfall, Rain In Plains 21 Feb 2020 06:46 A Woman Rows A Boat In Srinagar’s Dal Lake On A Rainy Day On Thursday. Pic Abid Bhat / KO SRINAGAR –  The world famous ski resort of Gulmarg and other upper reaches experienced fresh snowfall on Thursday in the Kashmir valley, where plains, including …
  • Civil Rights Groups Demand Restoration Of Article 370 21 Feb 2020 06:46 NEW DELHI –  Scores of people from different organisations, including AISA and AIDWA, gathered at Jantar Mantar here on Thursday demanding restoration of Article 370 of the Constitution. They expressed solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and …
  • Cross-Border Infiltration, Militancy On Decline, Says Army Chief 21 Feb 2020 06:46 On February 20, 2020 by Press Trust of India Attempts Being Made To Disrupt Peace: DGP Army chief General M.M. Naravane – File Pic NEW DELHI -Army Chief General M M Naravane said on Thursday that the pressure built up by Financial Action Task Force (FATF) …
  • People Leave Venue Disappointed After Bureaucrats Fail To Turn Up 21 Feb 2020 06:46 SRINAGAR – Scores of people who had arrived here in Kash­mir capital Srinagar from far flung areas for the redressal of their grievances left the venue disappointed as the two admin­istrative secretaries failed to at­tend the ‘darbar’. In a bid to address …
  • JKSSB Approves 269 Posts 21 Feb 2020 06:45 Representational Pic JAMMU – The Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board (JKSSB) on Thursday approved 269 posts including 222 posts of various categories for five new government medical colleges and 47 posts of pending selections, an official spokesman …
  • J&K: Senior officials review security situation in south Kashmir 21 Feb 2020 06:31 Image Source : FILE  Senior officials review security situation in south Kashmir  Senior officials including the Director-General of Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday reviewed the security situation in south Kashmir. "Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, the …
  • Learning to play ball with Uncle Sam 21 Feb 2020 06:05 To the witticism that America and England are separated by the Atlantic Ocean and a common language could be added a further divide in the form of cricket, which while being passionately espoused in India has been almost totally supplanted on Uncle Sam’s …
  • Soldier martyred in ceasefire violation by India 21 Feb 2020 04:57 Imtiaz Ali.—APP MUZAFFARABAD: A Pakistan Army soldier was martyred along the Line of Control (LoC) in Azad Jammu and Kashmir after Indian troops resorted to ceasefire violation without any provocation, military’s media affairs wing said on Thursday. …
  • Positive visits 21 Feb 2020 04:38 Positive visits “Thank you to the people of Pakistan for a wonderful visit!" This is what tweeted by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres while concluding his historic four-day visit to Pakistan. In his message, he also lauded the rich cultural …
  • British legislators praise free access to ‘meet anyone, anywhere’ in AJK 21 Feb 2020 04:38 MUZAFFARABAD: Visiting British lawmakers speak to the media at the President House on Thursday.—Dawn MUZAFFARABAD: A delegation of British parliamentarians on Thursday expressed gratitude to the governments of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) for …
  • Trump 36-hour tour: US-India $3b defence deals on the cards 21 Feb 2020 04:30 Trump 36-hour tour: US-India $3b defence deals on the cards NEW DELHI: US President Donald Trump will get the good news of the US bagging two more lucrative Indian defence contracts worth $3 billion, with other deals worth over $7 billion in the pipeline …
  • Pakistan hopes Trump will raise Kashmir issue during India visit 21 Feb 2020 04:25 Pakistan hopes Trump will raise Kashmir issue during India visit ISLAMABAD: Ahead of the visit of US President Donald Trump to India next week, Pakistan sent a timely reminder to Washington reminding Trump to raise the issue of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK …
  • Masses to get relief, as govt freezes gas, power tariffs 21 Feb 2020 04:25 Masses to get relief, as govt freezes gas, power tariffs ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Thursday directed a freeze on the gas and electricity tariffs and called for the best possible options to reduce the burden of various surcharges in gas and …
  • UK MP Debbie Abrahams sent back with respect, claims Indian ministry 21 Feb 2020 04:13 UK MP Debbie Abrahams sent back with respect, claims Indian ministry NEW DELHI: Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday clarified that UK MP Debbie Abrahams was sent back because she did not have a valid visa. "Debbie Abrahams didn't have a valid …
  • Opposition working out strategy to dislodge govt in March 21 Feb 2020 04:11 Opposition working out strategy to dislodge govt in March ISLAMABAD: Terming the differences between various groups of the Opposition as “smoke screen,” the senior leaders of the groups are in contact with each other on different echelon since the …
  • Women's financial empowerment crucial for development: speakers 21 Feb 2020 04:07 Women’s financial empowerment crucial for development: speakers ISLAMABAD: Speakers at the conclusion of a three-day workshop here on Wednesday maintained that the role of women is vital to developing a peaceful and a tolerant society, and that a community …
  • Today last day for Matric, FA admissions in AIOU 21 Feb 2020 03:56 Today last day for Matric, FA admissions in AIOU Islamabad : Allama Iqbal Open University (AIOU) has announced that today (February 21) is the last day for admissions in its Matric and Intermediate (FA), programmes. The interested students have been …
  • China won’t back Pakistan all the time: Indian Army chief Naravane on FATF 21 Feb 2020 03:38 A file photo of Indian Army chief MM Naravane Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane on Thursday reckoned that China had realised that it cannot back Pakistan all the time, going on to add that Beijing may be “forced” to rethink its strategy vis-à-vis …
  • Gas, electricity rates frozen till June 21 Feb 2020 02:52 ISLAMABAD: The federal cabinet on Thursday decided to keep gas and electricity prices unchanged for the next four months [till the announcement of next fiscal budget] and tasked the ministries concerned with reducing taxes on utility bills to provide some …
  • Foreign Office keeps views on Afghan election result to itself 21 Feb 2020 02:52 ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday avoided commenting on result of the Afghan presidential election. “We have noted the announcement made by the Independent Election Commission of Afghanistan. We are monitoring the developments and will respond …
  • With no trade deal on the cards, is the Trump visit to India just payback for ‘Howdy Modi’? 21 Feb 2020 02:52 With Trump there is always the fear that the US president is more focused on transactional wins. US President Donald Trump tends to speak his mind. That mind may change frequently, but he is not one to hide his thoughts behind diplomatic language. So it is …
  • View: Trump's India trip - Full stadium and mostly empty promises 21 Feb 2020 02:48 By: Mihir Sharma If there’s one thing everyone knows about President Donald Trump, it’s that he loves a captive audience — the larger and more enthusiastic, the better. This is one of the many things he has in common with India’s Prime Minister Narendra …
  • Second batch of ministers to visit J&K 21 Feb 2020 02:48 New Delhi: The Centre plans to send a second batch of Union ministers to J&K as part of its outreach to the newly carved Union Territory. Officials said the PMO will finalise the names in consultation with the home ministry. The dates of the visit …
  • The 15 Best Restaurants in Collingswood 21 Feb 2020 02:21 Collingswood is home to one of South Jersey’s most dynamic dining scenes, with a mix of old and new establishments that has only gotten better with time. Eateries run the gamut from casual and family-friendly to upscale and ambitious. And because it’s a …
  • Aparna Pande discusses India trade ahead of Trump, Modi visit 21 Feb 2020 02:07 The leaders of the world’s two biggest democracies will meet Monday and Tuesday when President Trump visits Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Aparna Pande, director of the Hudson Institute’s Initiative on the Future of India and South Asia, sat down …
  • Opinion | Indian government turns anti-Muslim 21 Feb 2020 01:46 Over the course of a half-century, a marginalized group of people has been at the center of an ongoing dispute between India and Pakistan: Kashmiris. The Muslim-majority region has been exploited by the two rival countries for years when Kashmiris have …
  • COULD MODI’S BREAK WITH DIPLOMATIC TRADITION HELP TRUMP? 21 Feb 2020 01:37 By Pallabi Munsi OZY author 20 February 2020 WHY YOU SHOULD CARE It’s a high-risk gamble that could work — or backfire — for both Trump and Modi. The western Indian city of Ahmedabad is getting dressed up for a party unlike any it has seen. Roads near the …
  • 40 Union ministers likely to visit J&K in March 21 Feb 2020 01:23 The ministers will explain how abrogation of Article 370 is beneficial to the people and talk about various central government schemes A fresh batch of 40 Union ministers are expected to leave for Jammu and Kashmir next month. As many as 36 Union ministers …
  • New Directors/New Films 2020 Lineup Launches With Sundance Hit ‘Boys State’ 21 Feb 2020 00:22 Approaching its golden anniversary, this year’s edition of New Directors/New Films has been announced by Film at Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern Art. The festival, which runs March 25 through April 5 at Lincoln Center, will introduce 27 bracing …
  • SC order on permanent commission for women enabling, gives clarity: Army Chief 21 Feb 2020 00:18 Written by Krishn Kaushik | New Delhi | Updated: February 21, 2020 5:37:09 am Army Chief General M M Naravane. (File) Welcoming the Supreme Court verdict on permanent commission for women in the Army and for them to be considered for command posting, Chief …
  • Amit Shah in Arunachal: N-E special status will stay 21 Feb 2020 00:17 Union Home Minister Amit Shah with Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu during the 34th Statehood Day celebrations, in Itanagar on Thursday. (PTI) HOME MINISTER Amit Shah Thursday assured the North-East that Article 371, the Constitutional provision that …
  • As Trump prepares to visit, a wall rises in India 20 Feb 2020 23:11 AHMEDABAD, India — The 49-year-old tailor has lived in this western Indian city for his entire life, but he has never seen anything quite like this. Ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to India next week, workers have descended on his modest …
  • Pakistan hopes Trump will take up Kashmir with Modi 20 Feb 2020 22:52 FO spokesperson Aisha Farooqui. PHOTO: FILE ISLAMABAD.: Pakistan is optimistic that US President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to tour India next week, will pursue his Kashmir mediation offer during his upcoming visit, according to the Foreign Office …
  • Soldier's kin faces boycott in Belagavi 20 Feb 2020 22:33 Hubballi: Social boycott in modern times? And that too of a soldier’s family for not parting with their own land? It has happened in Thotagaddi village of Ramdurg taluk in Belagavi district. The family of soldier Vittal Kadakol, who serves in the Indian …
  • Congress demands proof of surgical strikes from PM Modi 20 Feb 2020 22:31 Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday revived the surgical strike issue by daring Prime Minister Narendra Modi to produce evidence on the June 2016 ambush by Indian Air Force targeting militant launch pads across the Line of Control …
  • Delhi: Protest at Jantar Mantar against imposition of PSA on political leaders in Kashmir 20 Feb 2020 22:22 New Delhi | Updated: February 21, 2020 3:40:45 am A protest and talk session after 200 days of lockdown of Kashmir, at Jantar Mantar on Thursday. (Express Photo by Abhinav Saha) Written by Armond Feffer Dozens gathered at Jantar Mantar Thursday to protest …
  • US, Afghan Taliban deal to be signed sooner rather than later: FO 20 Feb 2020 22:21 Staff Reporter Islamabad Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui on Thursday hoped that the peace deal between the United States (US) and Afghan Taliban will be signed sooner rather than later, and that it will take into account the interests of all the …
  • How the internet ban has crippled Kashmir: A first-hand account 20 Feb 2020 21:51 Kashmiri journalists protest against internet blockade put by India's government in Srinagar. PHOTO: GETTY Since 2012, Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK) has been witnessing the deliberate disruption of internet connectivity, cell phone services, and access …
  • Why Pakistani-Americans (and all other Americans) should vote for Bernie Sanders 20 Feb 2020 21:51 At a time when America finds itself at a crossroads, the importance of a Democratic presidential candidate who can unite the country behind a single message is the need of the hour. Given the political and moral decline America has witnessed under …
  • Erdoğan’s Pakistan trip comes at a crucial juncture for both the countries 20 Feb 2020 21:51 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is due to visit Pakistan tomorrow, February 13th, for a two-day visit. Erdoğan’s trip is timely for both countries. Turkey is in the middle of a crisis with Syria, where the Syrian government-led forces have attacked …
  • What to expect from Antonio Guterres’ Pakistan visit 20 Feb 2020 21:51 United Nations (UN) Secretary General Antonio Guterres will arrive in Islamabad tomorrow, February 16th, to attend an international refugee conference that marks over 40 years of Afghan refugees in Pakistan. The UN chief will also meet Pakistani leaders …
  • The Dogra Dynasty: The godfathers of the Kashmir dispute 20 Feb 2020 21:50 Maharaja Gulab Singh Dogra PHOTO: V&A Museum (Public Domain) Kashmiris ruling Kashmiris. Undoubtedly, a novel concept, not only to modern day Pakistanis and Indians, but to historians as well. It is ironic and equally unfortunate that for the past 400 …
  • A Trump India visit, in campaign mode 20 Feb 2020 20:54 During U.S. President Donald Trump’s maiden visit to India on February 24-25, the U.S. and India were initially expected to sign a limited trade deal. Over the past three years, U.S.-India trade tensions have been escalating despite America’s trade deficit …
  • We have much to show than to hide from world in AJK: President Masood 20 Feb 2020 20:39 AJK presid­ent meets a high-level Britis­h Parlia­mentar­y delega­tion headed by MP Debbie Abraha­ms, Chairp­erson AAPKG AJK president meets a high-level British Parliamentary delegation headed by MP Debbie Abrahams, Chairperson AAPKG. PHOTO:EXPRESS …
  • J&K investors summit in Mumbai today 20 Feb 2020 20:36 J&K Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam TOP BUREAUCRATS from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), including the J&K chief secretary, will address business leaders in Mumbai on Friday as a part of the Jammu and Kashmir Global Investors Summit. The summit, …
  • Arrests in Saudi Arabia not specific to Pakistani nationals: FO 20 Feb 2020 20:35 Pakist­an seeks to see peace and stabil­ity return to Afghan­istan more than any other countr­y in the world, says FO FO spokesperson Aisha Farooqui. PHOTO: FILE The Foreign Office on Thursday rejected reports that arrests made in the Kingdom of Saudi …
  • India must emulate Pakistan ‘openness’ on Kashmir: UK MPs 20 Feb 2020 20:35 PM Imran Khan meets cross-party delega­tion of UK lawmak­ers led by MP Debbie Abraha­ms Imran Khan meets cross-party delegation of UK lawmakers led by MP Debbie Abrahams. PHOTO: PPI ISLAMABAD: A bipartisan panel of the British Parliament was impressed with …
  • UK lawmaker Debbie Abrahams ran sustained anti-India campaign: MEA 20 Feb 2020 20:31 By PTI NEW DELHI: British lawmaker Debbie Abrahams, who was denied entry to India and deported to Dubai, has run a sustained campaign against India, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said on Thursday. Abrahams, who is an Opposition Labour Party MP and …
  • CRPF brings 50 Kashmiri students, teachers on a tour 20 Feb 2020 20:20 The Central Reserve Police Force, as part of the Ministry of Home Affairs Bharat Darshan Tour (Watan ko Jano) brought 50 students and teachers from Kashmir on a four-day tour to Hyderabad, a press note said. The Kashmiris are scheduled to interact with …
  • India diplomacy 20 Feb 2020 20:09 India has been on a diplom­atic blitz, but it isn’t going to win any friend­s doing so. India has been on a diplomatic blitz, but it isn’t going to win any friends doing so. First the Ministry of External Affairs rejected an offer from UN Secretary General …
  • Pakistan plans second phase of Pak-China fibre optic cable 20 Feb 2020 20:03 Parlia­mentar­y panel told govt workin­g to extend networ­k along three routes of CPEC A Reuters file photo of a fibre optic cable. ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is planning to start work on phase-II of the Pak-China fibre optic cable that will be laid along three …
  • Pakistani soldier embraces martyrdom as India resorts to unprovoked firing at LoC 20 Feb 2020 19:44 Indian Army's unprovoked firing along the Line of Control (LoC) martyred Pakistani Sepoy Imtiaz Ali, the Inter-Services Public Relations said Thursday. The firing hit the areas of Kyani sector and Leepa Valley, the military’s media wing said, adding …
  • Wife of Major killed in Pulwama encounter set to join Army 20 Feb 2020 19:23 Nitika Dhoundiyal, wife of Major V S Dhoundiyal, along with other family members in Dehradun on Monday. (Express Photo by Virender Singh Negi) Wife of Major Vibhuti Shankar Dhoundiyal, who was killed in an encounter in Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Monday, …
  • India attends SCO defence and security experts meeting in Pakistan 20 Feb 2020 19:15 By PTI ISLAMABAD: Pakistan hosted a two-day meeting of defence and security experts of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) in Islamabad which was attended by India and other member states. The 9th Defence and Security Expert Working Group meeting …
  • Army doesn’t discriminate on religion, gender: Naravane 20 Feb 2020 18:37 New Delhi, Feb 20 (IANS) Welcoming the apex court judgment on permanent commission to women officers, Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane said on Thursday that the force did not discriminate between its members on the basis of religion, caste, creed …
  • Rape, Caste, Double Standards, and India’s Middle Class 20 Feb 2020 18:34 AdvertisementA 19-year-old woman was abducted, gang-raped, and murdered by four men in the western state of Gujarat early this year. They sodomized her, dragged her, and then hanged her on a tree. Her genitals had been torn apart and her rectum was found …
  • Friends not masters 20 Feb 2020 18:11 A visit at a critical time AT PENPOINT The visit of Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan to Pakistan was by no means his first. His address to the joint sitting of Parliament was his fourth, and he had been around often enough for an opposition leader on …